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MOTHER’S DAY

M - MOMMY IS MY STAR, MY MOON AND MY SUN
O - ON RAINY GRAY DAYS HER SMILE MAKES IT
BRIGHT
T - TAKING HER HAND MAKES ME FEEL SAFE
AND SOUND
H - HEART TO HEART WITH MY MOMMY
EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT
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THAILAND
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In Thailand, on August 12
it is celebrated as the birthday of Her Majesty Queen
Sirikit and the nation immerses in celebrations. As the Queen is also regarded as
mother to all Thai people, this day is also celebrated as ‘Mother’s Day.’
Thai people commemorate this day because of the queen’s benevolence towards
needy and poor in the nation. The Queen has captured the hearts of Thai people
through
her devotion towards welfare and well- being of her people.
LITHUANIA
In Lithuania Mother’s Day is on the first Sunday of May. In Lithuania there is a
tradition to give flowers to your mother, especially tulips or roses, or to put a candle
on the grave if your mother is dead. Children also give cards to their mother.
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Concerts and plays are performed at schools.
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HOLLAND
It is celebrated on the 1st Sunday5 of May. The people of Netherland love to give
surprises to their mothers in the morning of Mother’s day. Some decorate the whole
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6 day dawns and others arrange surprise parties for their mothers.
house before the
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Mother's Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in May. In the primary schools
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usually make some craft and postcards with poems or personal messages for
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Mother’s Day. The crafts may be jewel boxes with cheese boxes or a white book to
note
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recipes or pasta
or anything
of that
kind you can think of.
A man
at anecklaces
flower shop
to order
some
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Mother ´s Day is mainly celebrated at home. Father and kids may take her to the
flowers to be ___________ to his mother who
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restaurant or the cinema or somewhere else where she would like to go.
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two
hundred
miles
away.
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he
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father,
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sitting
the
curbprepare
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herflowers and any other
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present.
In
some
families
mothers
are
spared
from
chores
for
a
day.
what was wrong and she ___________, "I ___________ to
SLOVENIA
buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have
In Slovenia Mother’s Day is celebrated on March 25 th. In Slovenia Mother’s
Day
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seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars."
started to be celebrated after 1991. There are no special traditions. ChildrenNCEL
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and
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little girl her rose and _____________ his own
ITALY
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Italy Mother
´s Day isAs
the
second
Sunday
of May.
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(roses!),
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we have
a meal together. Children
atGE
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the girl aflowers
ride home.
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school prepare cards, songs and little presents.
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please! You can take me to my mother." She
The day itself will center on activities that bring the whole family together.  La
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him
to
a
cemetery,
where
she
mamma will not be allowed to do any housework on her special day; breakfast will
rose
on aand
freshly
be______________
made for her -the
fresh
pastries
coffeedug
as a grave.
surprise The
- and children will give her
home-made
gifts of cards
flowers.
Lunch
will be held either in the family
man _______________
toand
thefresh
flower
shop,
___________
home or, increasingly, at a local restaurant : Italian Mother's Day has become the
most popular day of the year to dine out in Italy.  Wherever it's held there will be
flowers on the table and lots of simple food. The meal is always rounded off with a
MEXICO
sweet cake, the most popular being an Italian cheesecake,
and perhaps a liqueur
Mother’s
Day is celebrated on a fixed day of May 10 th. Mother’s Day in Mexico is
coffee.
celebrated in a colorful fashion. Children honor their mothers and thank them for
their efforts in bringing them up and according to a custom in Mexico, sons and
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how Mother’s
Day ispresent
celebrated
different
countries
andDay
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daughters
make themselves
in the in
house
on the eve
of Mother’s
on Maythe
th
9 . The highpoint of the event is the orchestra which plays "Las Mañanitas" and
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distribution of 'tamales' and 'atole', the traditional early-morning meal to all local
mothers. The day is celebrated
going
to church
for aTHE
special
mass.
MOTHER’S
DAY
AROUND
WORLD.
On Mother's Day people in Mexico give flowers and cards to their mothers. There is
also a tradition of giving gifts on Mother’s Day. While the older children buy gifts
from the store the younger ones prepare handmade gifts to honor their mothers. In

and songs to express their gratitude for their mothers and to entertain them.

A) MEXICO B) ITALY
F) HOLLAND

C) THAILAND

D) PORTUGAL

1. In this country Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 1 st Sunday in May.

E) FRANCE

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2. In this country Mothers usually go to church.

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3. In these countries Mother’s Day is not celebrated in May.

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4. In this country the festival is mostly dedicated to the Queen.

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5. In this country the children write poems for their mother.

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6. In this country the dessert is usually cheesecake.

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7. In this country Mother’s Day started to be celebrated 20 years ago.

_____

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8. In this country the children usually get together at Mom’s one day before.
9. In this country Mother’s Day is celebrated in summer.

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10.In this country a famous song is played for moms.

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11.In these countries Mother’s Day is celebrated the 1 st Sunday of May.
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12.In this country the father helps prepare the surprise for mom.

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